I know, I know - more rumors. Right now we all have a bad taste in our mouths from a bit of untruth that was spread throughout the community last week, but it's hard to look the other way when something this juicy turns up. CNet has reportedly gotten confirmation that Google has once again teamed up with Samsung for a Nexus device, only this time the pair are working on a 10.1-inch tablet.

The real story here, though, is the display resolution. According to analyst Richard Shim of NPD DisplaySearch, who shared this information with CNet, the device is said to clock in at a massive 2,560x1,600 resolution, putting the PPI (pixels per inch) at a whopping 299. By comparison, the iPad 3's "retina display" is only 264 PPI.

So, could this be the fabled "manta" tablet that we saw in our server logs just last week? Even though evidence lightly suggests that it may be manufactured by Motorola, it's definitely possible. Maybe even probable. At this point, it's difficult to say what's really happening in the Nexus world.

In fact, there's only one thing certain right now: everything is a rumor until made official. Let's coat this one in salt until then.

[CNet via 9to5Google]

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii
  • vs8

    2,560x1,600of pen tile goodness? No, no thanks.

    • Elias

      At this dpi you'll have a very hard time telling subpixels apart. Anyway, I don't even think this will be amoled. More likely to be ips LCD. How many amoled 10" tablets you've ever seen?

    • reverend_house

      You really don't have a clue, do you?

    • system60

      Pentile had been blown out of proportion, for me I've only noticed the issue on Moto's pentile displays.

  • Guillermo Perez-Arguello

    I like this! Samsung and google need to work close so that all developers are provided the chance to make apps for these future devices with powerful hardware. .

  • https://plus.google.com/116879163037230501137/posts Cullen Maglothin

    Hmm. Would be nice if it had Note-like capabilities.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajac09 Anthony Evans Jr

    make it a 299 nexus 10 and be awesome

    • Rence12

      With that kind of a screen I'd guess that it would be impossible to sell at that price without them taking huge losses. I'd bet we're looking at $400, or maybe even a bit more.

      • Jonathan Wong

        If they can get the price of the cheapest Nexus 10 model to $350, then it'll sell. $400 might be too high to start.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Drizzy-Rojas/100000186636833 Alexander Drizzy Rojas

    I believe it could be, why not? Wasn't a 10" nexus tablet rumored months ago? It makes sense nexus phone(s) and a new bigger and better nexus tablet. That will be the perfect combination. I'm feeling like 400$tablet high end specs, 400-450 Lg nexus, and 450-5000$ HTC nexus

  • Matti

    Whatever it is, if it's by Samsung then I'm not interested. I swore that after the problems exchanging my Galaxy Nexus twice (not to mention the whole yakju debacle), and various other failures with Samsung electronics over the past 2 years, I've sworn off that bloody brand.

    • kstagg

      Yeah, because Motorola has been so great lately keeping their promises w/updates.

      Samsung is the king at Android, accept it. My Galaxy S3 and the Note 2 (wish they had a non-phone version), are incredible.

      This 10" tablet is going to be great. Curious to see who makes the $99 and build quality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dgemus Don Gemus

    4 weeks from today!

  • Deltaechoe

    It would be nice and I would buy it if it were real

  • Doug Nichols

    I really would love to see another HTC tablet, I know a lot of people are not fond of them as a company. But I would love to see their form factor, build quality and non-pentile screens back in a tablet.

    • Freak4Dell

      The HTC View that I had was the most solidly constructed mobile device I have ever held in my hands. It was kind of heavy, but man, did that metal shell feel great. If HTC can make tablets like that again, and actually price them at a level that's not outright ridiculous, they'll get a good following.

  • http://androidandme.com/ Taylor Wimberly

    Wonder if this is related to that Samsung device with Exynos 5. Resolution is different, but the benchmark could have run at a lower res?


  • http://www.facebook.com/truthkillszz Michael Berrios

    great apple is going to sue them for the display having a higher res than their retina display

  • L boogie

    quad-core exynos 5 with that display in all its AMOLED HD+ glory, wacom-based technology, 3MP 1080p capable front camera (back camera on a tablet not necessary), 2GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB internal storage, HDMI port, bluetooth 4.0, 3G/4G/LTE capable etc and all running under the next iteration of Android 4.1/4.2 with updates coming straight from the Mountain crew group and this is my next tab besides the Infinity tab...Of course, lets first get the official word then take it from there

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=677335368 Sill Ming

      It's Google, they won't have Exynos chip in it.

      • Guest

        Exynos tablets suck for developers. Im betting on S4 pro.

        • L boogie

          written the comment before remembering that developers had issues with the exynos SoC and wouldnt mind seeing S4 pro or OMAP5 on the nexus tab with at least 7000mAh battery

      • PINJ


    • Fatty Bunter

      All of that is certainly possible, but you're leaving out the most important variable: Cost. Not just to us, but to Google/Samsung/Motorola too. That constrains all of their design decisions.

    • PINJ

      Thats A Well Put Together Guess

  • TristanPR77

    So many rumors running around lately, there are a lot of good things coming for Android. I was never into tablets until I bought the Nexus 7 and I got to say I like it a lot so if a Nexus 10 is coming I will jump in without any doubt.

  • http://twitter.com/Isis2012S Sharon M

    Would it be a super amoled screen or just a amoled screen? Also, would it make a pen tile's resolution clearer and eliminate the grainy quality? Would it be as clear as LCD?


    woop woop Notebookcheck.net posted about this like a year ago

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1559995258 Alec Smith

    If they come out with a tablet with that resolution, and ton of apps that take advantage of it, then I'll switch from my iPad for sure.

    • Jonathan Wong

      It won't matter if vieiwng angles and coloring are not up to par with the iPad. I only hope that the high resolution is acompanied by great colors and viewing angles while not killing the battery life.

  • DeadSOL

    Hey, a rumour is a rumour! There are no bitter after-tastes! We take 'em like the men we are! :D

  • QwietStorm

    Jeez that's my computer monitor display res

  • jusatin

    Lost interest when saw "Samsung" :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

    Hope its true, been waiting for a 10" Nexus to replace my OG Transformer.

    • Sven Enterlein

      Exactly! However, I'll have to save my money until I see that good productivity apps become available. I'm more than disappointed with the current selection.

  • scarmic

    Google says LOL

  • http://twitter.com/Dave_BG Dave Bg

    I hope it is true! I also hope for more RAM!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001857642670 Brandon Chester

    It could very well be the 2560x1600 RGBW tech they displayed a while ago. Unfortunately that means you have 1/2 the RGB triplets of a typical RGB display at that resolution. So yah it'll be effectively like 2560x1600 when you display everything in black and white, but saturated colors will be a mess of graininess.

    If it's RGB, good for them, somebody needed to beat Apple's iPad already. If it's RGBW, I'll pass.

  • Matti

    Well, Surface isn't really an option for me (anti Windows), but definitely no more Korean crap in my house.

  • PINJ

    I Know About This One. It'll Be Using The Exynos 5 Dual With A New Arm Mali GPU.

  • Brady Rainey

    Finally. Something worth buying to replace my Xoom Wifi.

  • Jonathan Wong

    Screen res is not enough. There is also the matter of viewing angles and colors. Without those two, a screen might as well not even have a high resolution. Let's hope the screen beats the iPad's. I also hope the Manta will have a fantastic battery life due to a larger battery if possible and Project Roadrunner. My Xoom's battery has great battery life but it can surely be improved especially with Project Roadrunner.

    • Jon Garrett

      I want expansion; memory, AND hdmi